Understanding Displacement of Cervical Disc Without Myelopathy

Published on December 2, 2019 in Mobi Blog, Neck Anatomy and Disease

Displacement of the cervical intervertebral disc occurs when the discs protrude between the vertebrae in the neck. This is commonly referred to as a slipped disc, though there isn’t any actual slipping occurring, rather it’s a herniation. The discs between each vertebra in the spine are gel-like with a tough outer ring that serve as a cushion to absorb shock. When the discs herniate and get pushed into the spinal canal, it puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, which can cause symptoms like pain, tingling, and decreasing range of motion.

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Published on November 20, 2019 in Mobi Blog, Neck Anatomy and Disease

Degenerative disc disease is technically not a disease, but rather a degeneration of the discs located in the cervical spine. It occurs when the cushioning discs in the cervical spine begin to break down over time. Subsequently, it’s a common cause of neck pain for adults and the elderly, though it’s also possible to cause some individuals discomfort early on. Aside from age, other risk factors include injury and a genetic predisposition to more rapid wear.

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What to Expect From ACDF Surgery Recovery

Published on September 16, 2019 in Mobi Blog, Neck Anatomy and Disease

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is a surgery that relieves spinal cord and nerve compression in the neck by removing a degenerative or herniated disc. It’s a common, relatively safe procedure that often results in long-term success. While ACDF recovery time can depend on the individual, there are typical steps that most people can expect to experience in the weeks and month after surgery.

In this post, we’ll review what to expect after ACDF surgery, from post-op to a month out, as well as activities to avoid throughout recovery.

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Anatomy of The Neck: Causes of Neck Pain and How to Manage the Pain

Published on December 4, 2018 in Neck Anatomy and Disease

Anatomy of The Neck: Causes of Neck Pain and How to Manage the Pain

In basic terms, the neck (cervical spine) joins the shoulders and chest to the head.  The neck is one of the most complex and intricate structures in our body and includes the spinal cord, which sends messages from the brain to the rest of the body. The cervical spine is responsible for several crucial roles, including protecting the spinal cord, providing support to the head, and assisting the progress of blood flow to the brain.

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Cervical Spondylosis Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Published on December 4, 2018 in Neck Anatomy and Disease

Cervical Spondylosis Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Cervical spondylosis, also referred to as cervical osteoarthritis, is a spine condition involving wear to the bones, joints, and discs of the neck.  Cervical spondylosis is most common in middle-aged and elderly individuals, as the discs of the cervical spine steadily deteriorate with age. According to the Mayo Clinic, over 85% of people older than age 60 have cervical spondylosis.

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